Two in a row for Colombia, Sara Vargas wins women's World Ranking Masters

    05/14/06

    2006 WRM

    Host pick Khalid Al Dubyan triumphs in men's division

    Sara_Vargas_5115.jpg Sara Vargas of Colombia followed in the footsteps of defending champion Clara Juliana Guerrero as she defeated Putty Armein, Indonesia, two-games-to-one, en route to win the 2006 women's World Ranking Masters in Kuwait. Vargas, the No. 6 seed, decided to start on the short-oil pattern and lost the game, 176-185. She flew past her opponent, seeded 8th, on the long pattern with a 278-193 victory and beat Armein by three pins in the deciding game, 187-184.

    The host pick, Khalid Al Dubyan, the No. 23 in the 2005 Asian Zone rankings, used the home advantage en route to triumph in the men's division. In the lowest scoring championship match in the World Ranking Masters history, the Kuwaiti topped Pasi Uotila, 172-171 and 178-166 en route to claim the title two-games to none. Both champions earned $10,000 apiece, while the runner-ups received $5,000 each.


    Men's Division - Championship Match


    Single-elimination, best-of-three games
    loser earns US$5,000, winner receives US$10,000


    #8 Khalid Al Dubyan, Kuwait def. #6 Pasi Uotila, Finland, 2-0
    172-171, 178-166
    Pattern: Game 1 long, Game 2 short.


    Men's Division - Final Standings


    1. and World Ranking Masters champion:
    Khalid Al Dubyan, Kuwait, $10,000

    2. Pasi Uotila, Finland, $5,000
    3. Osku Palermaa, Finland, $3,000
    4. Ryan Lalisang, Indonesia, $3,000
    5. Wu Siu Hong, Hong Kong, $1,500
    6. Luis Rodriguez, Puerto Rico, $1,500
    7. Zulmazran Zulkifli, Malaysia, $1,500
    8. Robert Andersson, Sweden, $1,500
    9. Mark Buffa, Canada, $1,000
    10. Daniel Falconi, Mexico, $500
    11. Alex Liew, Malaysia
    12. Stuart Williams, England
    13. Jari Ratia, Finland
    14. David Romero, Colombia
    15. Azidi Ameran, Malaysia
    16. Jouni Helminen, Finland
    17. Paul Moor, England
    18. Peter Ljung, Sweden
    19. Daniel Lim, Malaysia
    20. Remy Ong, Singapore
    21. Edgardo Ruiz, Puerto Rico
    22. Armando Gomez, Colombia
    23. Johan Hernandez, Colombia
    24. Ed Roberts, United States


    Women's Division - Championship Match


    Single-elimination, best-of-three games
    loser earns US$5,000, winner receives US$10,000


    #6 Sara Vargas, Colombia def. #8 Putty Armein, Indonesia, 2-1
    176-185, 278-193, 187-184
    Pattern: Game 1 short, Game 2 long, Game 3 short.


    Women's Division - Final Standings


    1. and World Ranking Masters champion:
    Sara Vargas, Colombia, $10,000

    2. Putty Armein, Indonesia, $5,000
    3. Helen Johnsson, Sweden, $3,000
    4. Shalin Zulkifli, Malaysia, $3,000
    5. Tanya Petty, Germany, $1,500
    6. Anna Mattsson-Baard, Sweden, $1,500
    7. Britt Bröndsted, Denmark, $1,500
    8. Kamilla Kjeldsen, Denmark, $1,500
    9. Wendy Chai, Malaysia, $1,000
    10. Esther Cheah, Malaysia, $500
    11. Zandra Aziela, Malaysia
    12. Lai Kin Ngoh, Malaysia
    13. Wang Yu Ling, Chinese Taipei
    14. Clara Guerrero, Colombia
    15. Reija Lunden, Finland
    16. Jo Harries, England
    17. Luz Leal, Colombia
    18. Martina Beckel, Germany
    19. Karen Marcano, Venezuela
    20. Liza Del Rosario, Philippines
    21. Lynne Gauthier, Canada
    22. Ingellimar Contreras, Venezuela
    23. Diana Leal, Colombia
    24. Mariana Ayala, Puerto Rico
    25. Nora Al Roudan, Kuwait